Watch: new trailer for Netflix’s ‘Tales of the City’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Netflix has released a new trailer for its remake of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City.”

In the trailer, Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) ventures back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where she reconnects with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross).

Continue Reading >>

Karamo Brown opens up on ‘extreme conflict’ he had with Antoni Porowski

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
Comments: 0

Share this story:

The “Queer Eye” cast have become a cultural phenomenon for transforming people’s lives but are also known for their close-knit friendship and chemistry as a group. However, Karamo Brown revealed that this wasn’t always the case for him and fellow “Queer Eye” castmate Antoni Porowski.

Brown, who serves as the culture expert on the show, dished to E! News about a time when he and Porowki, who advises in food and wine, had “extreme conflict” during season one of the show.

Continue Reading >>

Hannah Gadsby will release second Netflix special ‘Douglas’ in 2020

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Hannah Gadsby is returning to Netflix with a second stand-up comedy special “Douglas.”

Douglas,” the title comes from Gadsby’s pet dog, will include material from becoming a breakout star after the success of her first special “Nanette.” Gadsby is currently on tour in support of the special.

Continue Reading >>

Jessica Hecht having ‘Special’ moment thanks to Netflix show

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

Share this story:

ABOVE: Jessica Hecht in the Netflix series “Special.” (Image from Netflix)

NEW YORK (AP) | Actress Jessica Hecht, best known to the world for her supporting roles in “Friends” and “Breaking Bad,” was riding the subway in New York and someone was staring at her.

So she asked, “What am I doing that’s making you upset?” His reply: “Excuse me, you’re my hero on that show.”

Continue Reading >>

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ returns for an interactive special at Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper Of The Washington Blade, Courtesy Of The National LGBT Media Association
Comments: 0

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” ended in January after four seasons but Netflix is bringing the show back for an interactive choose-your-own-adventure special.

Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski), and Lillian Kaushtupper (Carol Kane) will all return. It’s unclear if the plot will pick up where the series ended.

Continue Reading >>

Netflix producing lesbian teen rom-com ‘The Half of It’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0
Above: (Leah Lewis will portray Chinese-American student Ellie Chu. (Photo via Instagram)

Netflix is bringing “The Half of It,” a lesbian teen romantic comedy, to the streaming platform.

Netflix says the film is “a modern day Cyrano-meets-Pygmalion” in which “a shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) finds herself helping the school jock Paul Munksy (Daniel Diemer) woo the girl Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find a connection in the most unlikely of places,” according to Deadline.

Continue Reading >>

‘Moonlight’ headed to Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
Comments: 0

“Moonlight” is coming to Netflix.

The Academy Award-winning film will become available on the streaming platform on May 21.

Continue Reading >>

Transgender actor Ian Alexander says ‘The OA’ helped his family accept his identity

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0
ABOVE: Ian Alexander on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Transgender actor Ian Alexander opened up on how working on the Netflix series “The OA” helped his family accept his identity in an interview with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Alexander, 17, shared how he first began to understand he was transgender through watching YouTube videos when he was younger.

Continue Reading >>

Ryan Murphy is adapting ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Ryan Murphy is bringing the Broadway play “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix.

Murphy took to Instagram to make the announcement writing, “The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.”

Continue Reading >>

Watch: Netflix releases trailer for ‘Tales of the City’ reboot

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Netflix dropped the first trailer for its sequel series to Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” which brings Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where a new cast of queer characters now reside.

In the trailer, Mary Anne is reunited with her adult daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) who she left behind. It’s hinted that Shawna will develop a romance with Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Murray Bartlett from HBO’s “Looking” also appears in the series. Other memorable faces to appear in the show will be Bob the Drag Queen, Molly Ringwald and Daniela Vega (“A Fantastic Woman”).

Continue Reading >>

Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise nearly $100K for Kansas woman

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0
ABOVE: Bobby Berk hugs Jess Guilbeaux on her “Queer Eye” episode. (Screenshot via Netflix)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) | A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she’s a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show “Queer Eye” has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans.

The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux attempting to put herself through college at the University of Kansas before dropping out due to debt. It led a supporter to set up a GoFundMe last month, with a goal of raising $100,000 to “Send Jess Back to College!” A total of $97,282 has been raised so far.

Continue Reading >>

‘Queer Eye’ star bridges divides on TV, in real life

By : wire report
Comments: 0
ABOVE: “Queer Eye” cast (L-R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk. (Screenshot via Netflix)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | The Netflix show “Queer Eye” caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism.

Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal and conservative.

Continue Reading >>